Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 

Visits to your country

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

Scholarships and funding

Our Norway Regional Scholarship scheme offers £2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Norway. Please visit the links above for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Norway achieving B or above at Bachelor's level.

You may be eligible to receive funding through Lånekassen for your studies at Essex. Please visit the Lånekassen website for further information.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider a 4.0 average from the six best subjects in the Vitnemal/VVO.
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with D from Bachelor degree.
Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk
We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.


Clubs and societies

The Nordic Society at Essex is a fun and social society that brings together Nordic students and those who are interested in Nordic culture.

I wanted to study at Essex because I knew the University had a strong focus on research. I also liked the fact that the University was close to London and had a very diverse student body. I found settling into student life at Essex very straightforward. For example, when I first arrived at the University, I was met by a student who took the time to show me my accommodation, get my keys, and gave me a quick tour of the campus.
I was particularly impressed with the Department of Psychology, as staff were always available and very motivated to help students. I learned a lot, both from the intellectually stimulating conversations I had with my advisor and from team work activities with other students on my course.
Monica Bernstein  BSc Psychology
Get in touch
Emmi Russell Norway country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828